Events for the Body & Mind

stroller walk Valley HospitalStroller Walk & Talk
January 13- March 16, 2016  •  Wednesdays at 9-9:45 a.m  

Get out of hibernation and shake off the winter blues for Thrive’s Stroller Walk & Talk! Once a month we will have a special 15 minute session on a healthcare topic or an opportunity to visit a store for a private shopping experience. Thrive events are sponsored by Valley Health System. To register or for more information: email or call 201-291-6118.
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Food Court, Paramus, NJ
Use the entrance under the AMC movie theater and meet across from Dunkin Donuts.


Womans Walking GroupWalking Club at Garden State Plaza
January 19- March 22, 2016  •  Every Tuesday from 9 – 9:45 a.m.
Let the cold winds blow outside while you get your work out inside.  Once a month, following our walk, we will gather from 9:45 – 10 a.m. for healthcare tips or to enjoy a private shopping experience. To register or for more information, please email or call 201-291-6118. New walkers are welcome can drop in any time and walk as often as your schedule allows. Thrive events are sponsored by Valley Health System.
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Food Court, Paramus, NJ
Use the entrance under the AMC movie theater and meet across from Dunkin Donuts.


Meditation Valley HospitalRelaxation & Visualization Group
Wednesday, February 3,  2016  •  10:30 – 11:00am
Visualization can help you whether you have simple tension headaches or a life threatening disease. Through imagery you can learn to relax and may be able to reduce, modify or eliminate pain or other symptoms. Imagery can help you tap inner strengths and other qualities that can help you cope with illness. To register, please call 201-634-5787.
Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center, 1 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ


Simone Marean: Raising Resilient GirlsRaising Resilient Girls
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • 7:00-9:00pm

Founder and Executive Director of Girls LeadershipSimone Marean will cover the development of girl dynamics from pre-school through high school. For over ten years, the national non-profit organization, Girls Leadership, has awakened thousands of girls to a new, bold definition of leadership. Co-founded by bestselling author, Rachel Simmons, Girls Leadership believes that leadership is a way of life, which begins in girlhood. This event is co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium, 335 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.

sick childHow to Know When to Make the Trip to the Emergency Room
Wednesday, Feb 10 2016  • 7:00 – 8:30pm
How many times have you questioned whether that bump on the head or deep cut requires a visit to the emergency room? Eric Browner, MD, from Valley Hospital‘s pediatric emergency department will give guidance on how to evaluate which conditions can be treated at home and when to head to the hospital if your child has sudden high fever, head injuries, toxic ingestions and more. To register call 1-800-825-5391 or click here for more information:


Unclutter Your MindUnclutter Your Mind…and Your Closet
February 11, 2016  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a tasty dessert while you hear some ‘sweet’ tips to unclutter your closet and make way for the newest fashion trends. Next, you will listen to a woman’s story of her journey to a more peaceful life. Jodie Katz, M.D., Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, will present information on “uncluttering your mind” and how to use concepts of mindfulness to reduce your stress and become your best and healthiest self. Registration is required to reserve your seat. Please email or call 201-291-6118 for more information.
Lord & Taylor Café, Fashion Center, E. Ridgewood Avenue Paramus, NJ


School AnxietySchool Refusal and Anxiety
Wednesday, February 24, 2016  •  6:30pm – 7:30pm
Dr. Cyndi Koch and Dr. Linda Centeno of The Koch Center will discuss anxiety and school refusal. Anxiety and school refusal often go hand in hand, and the longer a child is out of school, the harder it is to return. Effective treatment and strategies for the family will be addressed along with an explanation of skills training for both the family and the child. To register, please call 201-368-0949 or email
Fusion Academy, 95 NJ-17, Suite, 107, Paramus, NJ, 07652

All of these events are free.


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